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25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…

Cooking

How to Plan Your First Road Trip

Road trips hold a special place in my heart. For our honeymoon, my husband and I embarked on a week long adventure traveling to different U.S. states. We figured, if we truly want to see the beauty of each state, the best way to do it is to go on a road trip. Aside from the routine trips to San …

RVs

A Physicist Jumped Off The Side of a Building - Here's The Science That Saved His Life

This is so awesome.<p>To prove a basic property of physics, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl tied himself to the side of a building, 45 feet (13.7 …

Tom Brady

14 best computer tricks everyone should know

HBO<p>If there's one thing Reddit users are good at, it's coming up with clever tricks — especially on computers.<p>And in one post, a Redditor asked fellow users what computer tricks everyone should know. People submitted a wealth of tricks for Macs, PCs, web browsers, specific sites like YouTube, …

Operating Systems

10 Life Lessons You Learn Through Shopping

Women that love shopping have likely learned a few major life lessons while perusing the racks, from patience and forbearance to how to identify the difference between a need and a want (because, truly, it exists). Herewith, ten different truths you've lived while shopping.<p><b>1. Patience is a …

Street Style

Bloody photos show the day 300 troops were sent to guard 9 black school children 60 years ago

Sixty years ago, on September 25, 1957, The United States Army deployed 300 troops to guard nine black children who attempted to enter the racially segregated Little Rock Central High School.<p>The road to desegregation of America's school system was often paved in blood, as communities grappled with …

Black History

8 Really Gross Mistakes You Make in the Bathroom

Stick to smart habits to keep this germy place as clean as possible.<p>By now, you're probably on autopilot when it comes to your bathroom routine. But are your ingrained habits the cleanest ones? Take care to make sure you're not making these icky missteps.<p><b>1. You don't shut the toilet lid when you</b> …

I Used Charcoal to Whiten My Teeth and It Was Amazing

Here's what happened to our teeth (and bathroom) when we tried this natural tooth whitener.<p>Strangely, I'm slightly obsessed with charcoal at the moment. I'm currently drinking through my charcoal filter water bottle (it absorbs impurities and neutralizes pH levels, dontcha know) and this morning, I …

The fashion edit: the top 12 autumn dresses – in pictures

Simply style with ankle boots

Clothing

4 Tips for Doing Photography on a Budget

Several times in the past few months people have asked me how to get into photography without spending a lot of money. I must admit the idea of …

Cameras

The Week in Review: Amtrak Crash Increases Attention on Infrastructure

An Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 200.<p>At the time of the collision the train was traveling at 106 miles per hour, which is twice the limit, according to the National …

Robo-car, go! Google's latest self-driving prototypes are heading to public roadways

The company's bubble-shaped autonomous vehicles will soon take to the streets of Google's hometown to see how they fare in real traffic -- and how we respond.<p>If you find yourself in Mountain View, California, in the coming months, keep an eye out for Google's newest self-driving cars.<p>There may not …

Prototypes

Microgrids Key to Bringing a Billion Out of the Dark

Changing Planet<p>Every night, more than a billion people live in the dark when the sun goes down. They experience a different world than that of people in developed countries. Their only source of light, where available, comes from kerosene – a fuel that is expensive, dirty and potentially dangerous. …

Isis drives Iraqi troops out of stronghold to strengthen its grip on Ramadi

Militants raise their flags over government compound in centre of city after using car bombs to breach blast walls<p>Iraqi troops have been forced out of most of Ramadi by Islamic State forces, consolidating the militant group’s control over the capital of Anbar province, which covers more than …

Islamic State (ISIS)

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Consciousness

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

Social Media

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

Global Warming

No Pain, No Gain! 5 Magazines to Get You Moving

Making that New Year’s resolution to exercise more is easy, but if you’re new to a routine it can feel daunting or get boring very quickly if you’re going at it alone. Fortunately, we’ve found a variety of exercise options as well as visual guides complete with videos and GIFs.<p>With these five …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

There's more to Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. Much more, as it turns out.<p>You might already know that a supervolcano dominates the famous park that is situated on land in Wyoming and Montana. A shallow subsurface magma chamber has long been known.<p>But now a second, much larger …

Geology

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

A nude sculpture so small it's 'walking on hair' - CNN Style

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Art